Features

Every two months the Commerce Commission publishes feature articles in the newsletter Bulletin – News direct from the Commerce Commission.

The Bulletin covers a mix of regulation and competition issues. Articles inform about the Commission's thinking, feature case studies and general Commission news. The newsletter also contains updates on consultations, highlight new resources on our website and international news.

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New guidelines for schools and parents on school uniforms and supplies

Published on 24 June 2013

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We’ve recently updated our school uniform procurement guidelines to reflect the changing times and make them more user-friendly for schools.

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What’s on at the Competition Matters conference in October 2013

Published on 24 June 2013

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In this edition of the Bulletin we’re focusing on one of the many experts coming to New Zealand for our Competition Matters conference, and highlighting one of our panel discussions.

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Changes and new leadership within Competition Branch

Published on 27 May 2013

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The Commerce Commission’s Competition Branch is responsible for enforcing the legislation that promotes competition in New Zealand markets and prohibits misleading and deceptive conduct by traders. This includes investigating breaches of the Commerce, Fair Trading and Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Acts, as well as providing information and guidance to businesses and consumers about these Acts and how they apply.

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The 2013/14 year ahead

Published on 27 May 2013

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As we approach the start of a new business year, our Chairman Dr Mark Berry discusses what’s in store for the Commission.

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Stakeholder presentation to the Energy Trusts of New Zealand

Published on 27 May 2013

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Dr John Hamill, General Manager Regulation, recently spoke to the Energy Trusts of New Zealand (ETNZ) about the Commerce Commission’s regulatory work in the electricity lines market.

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Conference speakers

Published on 29 April 2013

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We have secured some fantastic international speakers for our first competition and regulation public conference, Competition Matters.

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A more engaging approach to supporting compliance

Published on 29 April 2013

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We recently ran two seminars to help regulated suppliers get up to speed with our new information disclosure requirements for electricity distributors and gas pipeline businesses. They created a lot of interest, and set a path for how we will engage with stakeholdersin future, to help improve compliance.

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Competition Matters – advance notice of Commission conference

Published on 25 March 2013

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The Commission’s first competition and regulation public conference will be held in Wellington on 17 and 18 October 2013

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A new level of cooperation with the ACCC

Published on 25 March 2013

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Trans-Tasman cooperation has reached a new height with the signing of a cooperation arrangement between the Commerce Commission and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

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How much are electricity distributors investing and planning to invest?

Published on 25 March 2013

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Efficient investment in infrastructure is critical for the long term benefit of consumers in the New Zealand economy. In this article we provide some high level observations about past and possible future trends of investment in the electricity distribution sector.

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